Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

9.27.04

This is a ‘deep’ book to read, specially the chapter on Seeing. Yes a chapter fully devoted to seeing. How seeing is superficial, how it defines what we know, and how it restricts us in what we could know. It goes in great detail explaining people’s reaction to regaining sight in the turn of the century. How once people could identify spheres and cubes while blind and later when they regained sight one patient called a square a lemon due to its sharp edges. But to get a sense of how deep the book is, here he describes how a deer can truely be seen.

As soon as you can forget the naturaly obvious and construct the artificially obvious, then you too will see the deer.